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April 7, 2023 There will be extended downtime next week (12/13th) for some power work.

January 11, 2021 Reboot for patching. Also switched to virtio, so hopefully storage is a bit more responsive going forward.

March 10, 2020 Drive replaced, things will be slow while it rebuilds.

March 7, 2020 Will be replacing a failing drive this upcomming week, expect downtime.

Dec 12, 2019 There will be a reboot sometime this week to add some more vCPU/RAM.

Nov 28, 2019 If your password isn't working, just click on 'Password Reset' near the top of the page and login with your old password. Setup security questions, then go back and 'Change Password'. You should be able to login after that.

Nov 26, 2019 We've switched over to the new server! Stuff will likely be broken, so don't be shy submitting support tickets.

Nov 10, 2019 This month between the 24th and 30th I plan on cutting over to a new server. Your files will be there, but there will no doubt be some missing/changed packages. Please reach out via ticketing system if you need anything installed.

July 24, 2019 Due to abuse e-mail will no longer be offered. Don't have the time to babysit it. Existing users can request a copy of their Maildir via ticket.

July 13, 2019 Internet outage today, things should be stable now.

May 16, 2019 Reboot this morning for patching.

January 25, 2019 Wasn't getting notification e-mails for tickets for awhile. All caught up, but feel free to reach out again if you need help with something.

January 5, 2018 We had an extended power outage, but everything is back up now.

October 13, 2017 Updated to Debian Jessie, report any problems here

September 24, 2017 Our IP address has changed, update your DNS records if you host here.

April 10, 2017 Rebooted today, 300M memory limit now being applied to users.

February 3, 2017 Password reset link fixed.

October 7, 2016 There will be downtime this Sunday (9th) for maintenance.

August 13, 2016 Added a self-service password portal accessible here.

Please go there and set your security questions!

April 23, 2016 I've set up a ticketing system, feel free to submit any issues/requests you have HERE

April 9, 2016 Mail has been migrated to a new server and will not be open to the public. Feel free to transfer off your Maildir if needed.

If you do need mail, contact me and I'll migrate your mailbox and give you info.

March 17, 2016 Due to some SPAM issues I'm shutting down the mail server for awhile.

January 30, 2015 We have a few hours of outage due to a hung backup job. All is back up now.

January 2, 2015 Had a brief issue with IPv6, IPv6 access is now restored.

October 11, 2014 ssh2.bbis.us is now available for users of the trusted group. /home is not shared, but feel free to use for IRC/whatever. Request packages the normal way through me.

October 3, 2014 Please start using irc.bbis.us to connect to IRC, thanks!

September 27, 2014 Another outage today, this time a kernel panic caused by a new module. It has since been disabled. Hopefuly no more outages for awhile now. :P

September 24, 2014 More outages today. We had to get our ISP modem replaced. Back up and running!

September 19, 2014 TWC outage today, should be up and running now

July 18, 2014 More TWC outages. ETA 2 hours (7PM CDT)
May 12, 2014 Time Warner has been having some outages this weekend and tonight is no exception. In some ways, I look forward to our new Comcast overlords.

April 21, 2014 We will be rebooting tonight to perform some maintenance

April 9, 2014 While we have no indication of any issues, please change your shell passwords ASAP. Our SSL cert was vulernable to heartbleed. Good job, openssl. :/

Also removed Oracle DB option from page as Oracle no longer supports Debian

April 4, 2014 I plan on moving databases engines off of the shell and move them to dedicated VMs (on the same network). Please start updating your applications to use mysql.st0rage.org or mysql.bbis.us

This won't be for some time, will post another update when it's closer to fruition.

March 17, 2014 Resolved issue some users had accessing webmail

February 23, 2014 There will be downtime next weekend (2/28 and 3/1)

February 12, 2014 Members of the sacred trusted group now enjoy a more generous default nice value.

February 5, 2014 Upgraded roundcube (webmail), report any problems.

February 2, 2014 If any of you remember a game called Graal, go check out graal.in.

August 28, 2013 Using valid SSL verts for IMAP and SMTP. HTTP is redirected to SSL by default now.

August 21, 2013 This weekend (assuming the parts come in) I'll be taking down the server to replace some failed RAM. Just a heads up!

June 3, 2013 We finally have a valid SSL cert! Rejoice!

April 10, 2013 We had a hiccup this morning due to a power failure, all should be back to normal.

February 13, 2013 Issues should be resolved. We've had some network hardware failure, and we've had to decomission our backup LDAP server. Report problems please.

February 9, 2013 Having some networking issues today, should be resolved tonight

November 27, 2012 For those who use st0rage email, I've made some changes to reduce spam. Please let me know if you have any trouble going forward

November 11, 2012 Power outage today

September 28, 2012 We've moved! Everything is rsync'd over, if anything was missed you can access your old files for a short time via old.bbis.us or old.st0rage.org

New IP:
Old IP:

June 28, 2012 Expect Downtime Next Weekend (7/6 - 7/8)
We are likely moving to a different provider (same server) so make take some time for DNS to update.

May 19, 2012 Mail issues fixed; let me know if you have any problems or need mail recovered.

April 15, 2012 Some network downtime tonight, all is well.

April 7, 2012 I've disabled logins to the old server; if you need anything killed shoot me an email at termina (at) gmail (dot) com

All znc, psybnc and irssi have been killed on the old server.

March 31, 2012 We have a new server and new connection! If you find you cannot log on, please use ssh.bbis.us (or

All files have been transfered over; if anything is missing let me know and I'll restore it.

Make sure to start using the new server for IRC bouncers and what-not as the old server will not allow user logins starting next weekend.
March 28, 2012 Donate button now allows you to specify a custom amount.

March 27, 2012 Reboot due to server hang.

December 29, 2011 Kernel panic due to corrupt filesystem; everything is back up and running.

October 25, 2011 Increased memory limit from 1024MB to 1500MB, because Uncle Termina loves you.

September 25, 2011 UPS failed, had to switch over to a new one.

August 20, 2011 Power outage for a few hours today

July 19, 2011 Thanks to SnZ for getting rizon IRC to increase their connection limit for us to 50

July 4, 2011 We're hosting the website again, so you can go back to using st0rage.org/~username

July 2, 2011 We are now off emergency power and back on the mains. Huzzah!

July 1, 2011 After a rather violent wind storm in my area, we have several power lines down. Running off emergency generator right now.

Pics or it didn't happen. Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3

For accessing SSH/IRC please use any of the following; do not use st0rage.org or bbis.us anymore as they are now hosted offsite


May 15, 2011 Hard drive failed yesterday, moving all those drives to the new server must have made one unhappy! :)

Thankfully we had a spare, but now we're running without a spare so donations would be apprecated.

May 8, 2011 We're had a hardware upgrade!
Quad-Core 2.5Ghz

Feel free to make some donations as I save up for some new hard drives.

April 11, 2011 AT&T outage for a few hours.

March 18 , 2011 Looks like we won't be switching ISPs after all; rejoice! :P

March 14, 2011 AT&T is introducing a bandwidth cap, so I will be switching ISPs in the near future. This may mean extended downtime for st0rage, so I would encourage you to make backups of all your important files.

February 26, 2011 DDoS this time. Expect downtime the next day or two. Blame the assholes:

February 25, 2011 Downtime caused by a DoS attack.

October 15, 2010 st0rage will be down this weekend for a hardware upgrade. expect downtime

September 19, 2010 No worries; we are not affected by CVE-2010-3081. Thanks KSplice! :P

September 7, 2010 AT&T is experiencing issues in my area.

July 26, 2010 Unexpected downtime today, server rebooted.

May 21, 2010 Upgrading to 10.04 this weekend; expect downtime

April 30, 2010 As most people who tried it found out, Solaris 10 didn't work out too well. OpenSolaris is now being used. Try it out: solaris.st0rage.org

March 26, 2010 Try the new Solaris 10 server using your existing login information: solaris.st0rage.org

February 19, 2010 st0rage will be moving to Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) when it is released. I will let you know a week in advance when this downtime is happening. We will also be upgrading the hardware. :D

January 13, 2010 Added a section describing limits (background proccesses, memory usage, etc.) to the shell section here.

December 10, 2009 Oracle PHP and Java support are working now.

November 8, 2009 Oracle has been installed; feel free to request a database.

October 26, 2009 Tomcat has been installed; if you're interested in running any JSP/Tomcat applications contact me about getting access.
August 21, 2009 Server is back up with more RAM, and you can execute things in /home again.
August 20, 2009 There will be downtime tomorrow August 21st as I reboot the server into a new kernel. After this /home will once again allow executables to be run and we'll be adding some more RAM.
August 13, 2009 /home is currently mounted noexec due to recently security exploit... waiting for patch until I restore execution of custom programs.
June 26, 2009 Power outage yesterday, caused phone and power to go down. Looks like we're back up...
April 9, 2009 Server had to be restarted today; ran out of swap space. Increased swap to 8GB.
January 31, 2009 st0rage.org is having DNS issues.
January 23, 2009 There will be downtime announced in the next coming weeks as we replace the current st0rage.org server with improved hardware.
January, 5, 2009 Happy New Years, everyone. We had a connection issue when AT&T had some telco lines go down yesterday. Everything is back to normal.

I've also added password expiration (every 180 days); all current users will need to log in, set a new password and log back in again.
October 17, 2008 I will be taking down the server this weekend, time permitting, for some hardware maintenence.
October 14, 2008 WE Energy had some issues in my area last night; the constant loss of power caused RAID on the server to fail and WastedMemory was able to fix it.
September 26, 2008 There was some downtime tonight; networking issue that forced us to take the server down.
September 25, 2008 Want a shell, but don't feel like paying?

I'm looking to replace http://bbis.us with a new site, but don't have time to design one myself. Anyone who sends me a plain but good looking template for bbis (BlackBox Internet Services) will receive a free shell account.
termina (at) gmail (dot) com
June 15, 2008 Shell sign-ups are open for people who donate; see the Shell Account section for more details.